Daily Archives: October 30, 2008

Get Cracking…


I love texture! It’s especially something I love to add to my fall and winter cards. It always seems so cozy! Texture and especially cracked textures are especially great for masculine designs that I can’t add my usual flowers and rhinestones too. Today’s challenge is a great way to add interest and texture to your projects. Get cracking on this crackle challenge! Whether you try a cracked glass technique, Ranger Crackle Accents, Distress Crackle Paint or any other way you can think think of…have fun with this challenge here.

Sunset Flight


Now I haven’t pulled out my Spectrum ink pads in almost forever! Well…not quite but you get the idea! When I first saw a peek at this image, I knew that I’d be pulling them out as soon as this rubber hit my hands. This is an absolutely perfect image for it and it gives a simply stunning look. I just love how easy it is to create as well. Just stamp on glossy cardstock and then brayer. I don’t think anything matches the glow of color like stamping on glossy cardstock…so rich and vibrant!

To add my texture to this design, I used some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint. I adore this paint for painting on paper, chipboard, just about anything. I love how the paint cracks in one step…just brush on and leave to dry. Now that is my kind of crackle finish!

Enjoy the challenge and happy stamping!


Supply List:

Bird Watching (Saturday Evening Post line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ticking Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Spectrum pad by Tsukineko
-Black Memento ink by Tsukineko

-kraft, Suede Brown Dark and Simply Smooth white by Prism
-glossy white cardstock by Ranger
-scrap of Basic Grey patterned paper

-twill tape
chipboard button by Cosmo Cricket